Girls Into STEM
This week Falkirk Council Children's Services have launched their #STEMatHome social media campaign to encourage all Falkirk early years, primary and secondary pupils and practitioners to get involved in STEM related home learning. You can follow @RAiSE_Falkirk and @CSCommsFalkirk for ideas, challenges and inspiration if you want to get involved.
This campaign got us thinking. We thought we would look back at an excellent STEM event that was delivered by Graeme High School in Falkirk. Inspirational STEM professionals spent the day in school delivering interactive workshops to challenge stereotypes and encourage girls to see the benefits of studying STEM subjects.
For a printable version of this case study click on the picture above.
Industry input can make a real difference and can help to contextualise learning. If you are a business who would like to get involved in bringing STEM to life for our pupils, either as part of their home learning or once schools return, then get in touch, we would love to hear from you.
Design Your Future
Last October young people at Stirling High School took part in 'Design Your Future', a collaborative week of inspiring activities aimed at raising awareness of how numerous industries use digital skills.
Read on below for a brief insight into the event, partners involved and how young people benefited from these activities. You can also click on the case study for a printable PDF.
During this challenging time all of Codebase' digital skills workshops have moved online. Have a look at their website to see how you can boost your own digital skills for free!
DYW Forth Valley - using our skills
It has been an unprecedented couple of weeks and it is difficult to comprehend that we have now spent only 10 days working and learning from home.
In this time, we, as a nation, have all shown exceptional adaptability, creativity, compassion and resilience; in our ability to change the way we approach our work, think of innovative ways to continue to learn, challenge how we perceive and interact with others and manage how we self direct our time and motivate ourselves.
Although individually we may feel this has been challenging and stressful, pushing us very much outside of our comfort zones, and we may worry how we will cope as this period extends ahead of us, at DYW Forth Valley we are attempting to re-frame this in our minds.
For all of us: pupil, teacher, parent, business partner... we are all stretching our capacity, utilising our many skills and developing new ones.
At DYW Forth Valley we think the film below, created by SDS last year in response to understanding what future skills will be required in the workplace, is very pertinent at the moment.
So whether you are a pupil, teacher, parent or business partner we would like to ask: what skills have you used recently and what skills have you drawn upon that you didn't realise you have?
"Technological and societal disruptions are coming at us thick and fast. Whilst we cannot predict the future, we can prepare for a future that is increasingly unpredictable."
DYW Forth Valley are still here and happy to support you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org